Catch Me If You Can – And You Can! (November 2011)

November is shaping up to be a busy month here at Unbridled Talent LLC!

I’m looking forward to attending and speaking at the following events:

November 1 – 2, 2011/Chicago, IL: Recruiting Trends/OnRec Global Recruiting Summit 2011

“You Gotta Love Recruiting” (Panelist)

“What The Future Holds For Recruiting” (Co-presenter with Carmen Hudson of tweetajob & Recruiting Toolbox)

November 3, 2011/Toledo, OH: Toledo Human Resources Association Conference

“Transform From HR Leader to Business Leader: 7 Strategies To Achieve Maximum Impact In Your Organization”

November 8, 2011/Omaha, NE: Human Resources Association of the Midlands

“The Case For Using Social Media As A Human Resources Professional” (Keynote)

“Using Social Media In HR: Attract, Recruit & Engage Talent” (3 hour Workshop)

November 9, 2011/webcast: Human Capital Institute (FREE webcast sponsored by Jobvite. Register HERE.)

“Three Keys To Attracting & Recruiting Talent In The ‘New Normal'”

November 14, 2011/webcast: BrazenU’s Social Recruiting Bootcamp (Online webcast series. Register HERE.)

“The Future of Recruiting” (Co-presenter with Laurie Ruettimann of The Cynical Girl & The Starr Conspiracy)

November 15 – 16, 2011/New York, NY: The Conference Board – Senior HR Executive Conference*

“The Organization of The Future and The Role of HR” (Panelist)

* Receive $500 off registration for the Senior HR Executive Conference by using the Discount Code – JM1)


Are you interested in a speaker for your conference, association meeting or corporate event? I’d be delighted to talk with you about confirming a date for 2012!

I typically talk about topics related to recruiting strategy, social recruiting, employment branding, human resources, personal branding and career/leadership development.

Check out my “Speaking” Page for more information, sample testimonials and a listing of previous speaking engagements – then Contact Me to discuss your event!

Photo credit: Paul DeBettignies –

LinkedIn Recruiting Trends 2011 – United States [Slideshare]

Recently, I came across this presentation on summarizing LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2011 survey for the United States and I thought I’d share it with you.

Some interesting stats from this report include:

  • Over 6 in 10 companies in the US plan to hire more professionals in 2011 than in 2010.
  • Although 63% of US respondents expect hiring to increase in 2011, only 45% expect their hiring budget to increase.
  • Finding better ways to source passive candidates is the top recruiting trend in the US, while using social and professionals networks is a close second.
  • 59% of companies in the US report social professional networks are a minor source in their recruiting efforts, while 29% indicate it is a major source.
  • 35% of companies are worried that their competitors will learn to use social networks and social media more effectively than they will.
  • LinkedIn is the most popular social network for recruiting, used by 96% of respondents.
Check out the presentation uploaded by SBG Media Group below.

Report Summary:

  • Hiring is expected to increase in the US, but budgets are not keeping pace.
  • Social professional networking is seen as one of the most important, long- lasting recruiting trends in the US and most companies are already using it to some degree.
  • Sourcing passive candidates is a key trend.
  • The use of talent community-building and employment branding tools is expected to increase.
  • Employee referral programs are anticipated to grow.

Join Me: BrazenU’s Online Social Recruiting Bootcamp 11/7 – 18

If you’re interested in learning more about social recruiting, social recruiting strategy and employment branding, there’s a great opportunity coming up for you to do so. It’s online, affordable, you can access the training on your own time AND you can get HRCI certification credits!

Brazen Careerist is offering a Social Recruiting Bootcamp that will run November 7 – 18, 2011, with multiple sessions that will be available live and recorded for future listening. I’m excited to have been invited to do one of the sessions – “The Future of Recruiting” with my friend and HR/Social Media Strategist, Laurie Ruettimann.

I don’t think you can beat the price for this multi-day learning event and I hope you’ll consider joining us to learn more about Social Recruiting!

BrazenU’s Social Recruiting Bootcamp (November 7 – 18, 2011):

This November 7-18, BrazenU’s Social Recruiting Bootcamp will teach you how to use social media to ENGAGE with your target recruiting audience, create the content and message to CONNECT with top talent and implement the strategy to make the right HIRE, fast.

We know end of year is a busy time for recruiters, so this course offers the flexibility to either participate in live sessions or access the program materials at a time that fits your schedule — all at a fraction of the cost of typical in-person conferences. And, the course has been approved for 6.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Classes/Speakers include:

  • “Building Your Social Recruiting Strategy” with Steve Boese, Director of Talent Management Strategy at Oracle and Susan Strayer, Founder at Exaqueo
  • “Recruiting on LinkedIn: Taking You to the PhD Level” with Mike O’Neil, Founder of Integrated Alliances and Lori Ruff, Chief Learning Officer, Lead Social Media Coach and Senior Trainer of Integrated Alliances
  • Live Power Lunch Q&A Call with Tracy Brisson, Founder of One2Many Consulting and Jason Warner, Principal at Recruiting Toolbox
  • “The Future of Recruiting” with Laurie Ruettimann, Principal HR and Social Media Strategist at Starr Conspiracy and Jennifer McClure, President of Unbridled Talent LLC (I hear this session will be awesome!)
  • “Going Deeper with Facebook and Twitter” with Jennifer Hasche, Technical Recruiter at Intuit and Margo Rose, Social Media Recruiter at Jackson National Life
  • “Maintain Your Employer Brand through Your Candidate Experience” with Christa Foley, Senior HR Recruiter at Zappos and Brandis Paden, Recruiting Supervisor at Zappos
  • Live Power Lunch Q&A Call with Brianna Foulds, Head of Talent Acquisition, Oakley and Avery Block, Senior Recruiter at Yum! Inc. (Taco Bell, KFC, among others)

Registration: $245 and only $195 for current SHRM members

Download/print this PDF for a program outline, list of speakers/moderators and learning objectives for each session.

Click HERE to register for BrazenU’s Social Recruiting Bootcamp


Best Practices In Recruiting With Social Media [Slideshare]

This Fall, I’ve had the pleasure of attending and speaking at five State SHRM Conferences (Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Colorado & Minnesota) about the topic “Using Social Media for HR & Recruiting” – and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! I’m so excited to see continued and growing interest and enthusiasm from human resources & recruiting pros around learning more about how to utilize social media as part of their day-to-day activites.

To address that growing interest, a couple of the conferences I’ve attended – Illinois & Colorado – scheduled a full day of social media related sessions with presenters covering the topic from a variety of angles (including HR, recruiting, legal, usage by unions, etc.).

Last week, I spoke a the Minnesota SHRM Conference, and they included two day’s worth of social media offerings! On Day 1, I presented two sessions – “Using Social Media in HR: Attract, Recruit, Retain” and “Best Practices In Recruiting With Social Media” and my friend and favorite @MNHeadhunterPaul DeBettignies – took over on Day 2, covering “Rocking LinkedIn: Profiles, Connections, Sourcing & Recruiting” and “Social Media for Recruiting: Let’s Get Doing”.

I thought I’d share my slide deck for the “Best Practices In Recruiting With Social Media” session in an effort to highlight some of the Minnesota employers (plus a few others) whom I believe are doing some cool and interesting things with their use of social media for recruiting and employment branding.

Highlighted Companies:

Careers Site:
Best Buy
UnitedHealth Group
The Nerdery

General Mills Careers
The Nerdery

UnitedHealth Group
Mayo Clinic

Daxko Nation
EMC Corporation Community
Lisa Rosendahl blog (one of my favorite Minnesota HR pros)

General Mills

Deluxe Corporation Company Profile
Sodexo Careers Group


The companies listed above are just a few of the ones that I often highlight in many of my presentations.

What other companies would you suggest that are really innovative in utilizing social media with their HR, recruiting and/or employment branding efforts? Share some examples with us in the comments section!

The Conference Board’s Senior HR Executive Conference [Discount Code]

As I’ve said before, I love attending events put on by the folks at The Conference Board. Their conferences and events always feature top-notch quality speakers from leading companies, great content and some great networking opportunities!

The good news is that I have the opportunity to attend another Conference Board event this year – The Senior HR Executive Conference – on November 15th and 16th in New York City – and the even better news is that I’ve got a Discount Code for you if you’d like to attend too.

Enter the Discount Code “JM1” when registering and you’ll save $500 off of the registration price!

The Senior HR Executive Conference will be held at the New York Marriott Dowtown and the focus of the conference is – “The Future of Work: Growth, Innovation & People.

Details from the conference website and scheduled speakers include:

In spite of the recent negative economic news, growth and innovation remain critically important.  In fact, now more than ever, companies must continue to focus growth through innovation to remain competitive. At the heart of that agenda is the workforce, getting the right people in place, the right culture to grow and innovate. The 2011 Senior HR Executive Conference is a must attend event for all HR professionals. This year the conference has been extended with specialized breakout sessions on each day to add breadth and depth to the event, featuring:

  • Expanded content – two full days of sessions which include two afternoons of tracked, highly interactive sessions, focusing on Management & Process, Issues & Strategies and Talent & Leadership
  • Insights from world-class companies on developing a workforce that is productive, innovative and engaged
  • Keynote sessions and CHRO panels focused on innovation and talent, leadership, global growth and the future of the organization
  • Facilitated, interactive, improvisational workshops on how to think different, lead and collaborate

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Archana Singh, Corporate Vice President, AMD
Steve Hinden, Vice President, Executive Compensation, American Express
Shirley Gaufin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Black & Veatch
Lynne Oldham, Head of Human Resources, North America, BNP Paribas
Richard Stephens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, The Boeing Company
Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Campbell Soup Company
Bill Adams, Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership
Brenda Dennis, Strategy and Planning, Cisco
Tana Cashion, Vice President, Human Resources, Devon Energy Corporation
Nadia Owens, Vice President, Total Rewards, DIAGEO
Judith Edge, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, FedEx Corporation
Glenn Gilkey, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Fluor Corporation
Nicholas Garbis, Strategic Workforce Planning Leader, GE Energy Global Strategy and Planning
Jared Lucas, Director, Human Resources, LinkedIn
Tanya Srepel, Vice President, Human Resources, Strategies and Global Initiatives, General Mills
Caroline Stockdale, Senior Vice President and CHRO, Medtronic Inc.
Patricia Milligan, President, Human Capital, Mercer
Brian Kelly, Partner, Mercer
Monique Matheson, Vice President, Human Resources, North America, Nike
Johnna Torsone, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Pitney Bowes
Paul Salvatore, Co-chair of the Labor and Employment Law Department, Proskauer
Susan Schmitt, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Rockwell Automation
Pamela Culpepper, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer,PepsiCo
Jennifer Mann, Vice President, Human Resources, SAS

Join executives from: AES, Allstate, Avnet, BNP Paribas, Central Intelligence Agency, Comcast, H.J. Heinz, Jostens, Nationwide Insurance, New York Life, Newmont Mining Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, The Cheesecake factory, Thomson Reuters,  U.S. Department of the Navy, and many more!

Download the full conference agenda HERE.

To register (don’t forget your Discount Code of “JM1”), or for more information: visit or call (212) 339-0345.


Note: I’ll be attending the Senior HR Executive Conference as a guest of The Conference Board in order to share with my network and clients some of my learnings from the event, but I’m not asked to say/write anything other than my personal insights. Just wanted you to know.